Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
I finished organizing my DMC threads! Yay!!
Side view of the organized DMC thread drawers... See those scroll rods on the bottom of the table behind the thread cabinet? Those are just the BIG ones... I have loads of smaller ones. Since I started using Q-Snaps, they have pretty much been idle... What do I do with those, also, when I no longer use them? I am sure someone wants them?!?
Picture of an organized drawer...
I picked up the lighthouse piece that I was doing for my husband this past weekend, and started to work on it. I started this piece in 1999, when I was not working in an office environment! But--it is on 14 count aida... I was pretty new to stitching then, and this piece was WAY too complicated/advanced for a newbie. I had made so many mistakes back then, which is why I keep avoiding it. Well, the heck with it! I decided to trash it! And boy, do I feel better! I cut the extra fabric off and gave it to a friend that just started stitching, and she was delighted! Done! And it is coming off the list on the blog! It would probably have gone over like a lead balloon at Christmas anyway...
Can you tell I am in some kind of mood?!?
Friday, July 24, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Here is Alla Turca, by Pelin Tezer, looking the same as it did in May. Haven't touched it... tho I love it!
And here is Sachet, by Marc Davis of Needlemania, stitched on 32-count Woodlawn linen by R&R, using Grasshopper thread by Crescent Colors. Love how this looks so far!And I worked a bit on This Heart of Mine by Ink Circles, also... Using 18 count pink aida gifted to me, with VC silk (name is ??--in an older post...)
I am also working on a Christmas present (Bent Creek stocking), that I cannot do at home, and so cannot post a picture because it is at work! I work on it at breaktimes at work, Thursday nights at the shop and most Saturdays at the shop.
Last is a picture of my progress on a new biscornu I am making for another granddaughter's birthday. She likes red. (a freebie from Louison, french designs)
Gotta run to work now!
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
A view of the Bay...inland from the beach...
After we ate, as we came back to the car, who should we meet but... that deer again..
And here he is in those bushes... poor thing was covered in ticks, and had bugs hovering all over him... wonder why? Hubby got close enough to give him a piece of apple... but he liked the bushes better!
Of course, there was more, but I need to get some stitching done in between laundry loads...
P.S. ALL of these pics were taken 'blind' because I could see nothing on my digital screen due to the daylight, being outside and all... Pretty good, eh?
Friday, July 17, 2009
I am off to stitch now...Been on this computer reading blogs... so addicting!!
Thursday, July 16, 2009
This Weeping Willow is crying cause it's dying! I have seen many willows this summer in the same shape. We have not had much rain, thus the trees and plants are suffering.
On a different note, at my local stitching group tonight, I asked everyone at my table how long they could stitch on projects, based on the stash they had at home. Everyone moaned and the general consensus was FOREVER! I have not been stitching as long as most everyone else, so I have a lot of catching up to do!! So dear readers, how long for YOU?
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Friday, July 3, 2009
It is stitched on white opalescent evenweave, 25 count I think. Going to make it into a dainty pincushion for her, to keep her interest in stitching alive!! She will love it. Pink is her favorite color--great choice! It took a lot longer than I figured. Am re-thinking doing more right now... So many other things to start and work on!!